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What do you think I should read before my next trip?
    #4220918 - 05/26/05 01:47 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Anyone have any suggestions for books to read before the trip? I'm really wanting to make this next experience more spiritual and whatnot, so I have been preparing alot. My last experience with shrooms was a little too immature. I didn't really know the power or feel the alignment, and I'm hoping to change that by being much more prepared mentally this time.

I'm reading Thus Spoke Zarathustra, I've gone back over the Tao Te Ching, and I've delved into the Sai Baba Gita. Does anyone have anything to suggest to get me in that philosophical mind? Thanks Will


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Re: What do you think I should read before my next trip? [Re: wrine420]
    #4220946 - 05/26/05 02:06 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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The Psychedelic Experience by Timothy Leary
A MUST READ! This link is gold, Timothy Leary's Psychedelic Experience ONLINE!!! Tim Leary was the guru of LSD, and he wrote many books. The Psychedelic Experience is the handbook for many trippers around the world. The Psyc[gradient:#CC9900,#0033FF]hede[/gradient][gradient:#CCFF00,#0033FF]lic E[/gradient][gradient:#006633,#0033FF]xper[/gradient][gradient:#333399,#0033FF]ien[/gradient][gradient:#990099,#0033FF]ce[/gradient] contains a translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead. :smile:

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If Leary's book is too long, this is a short, overview of Tim Leary's "Psychedelic Experience". It covers most important points.

More Leary Information

MP3's Guided Trips, music and speaches by Tim Leary, Albert Hoffman, Terrance McKenna... The Grateful Dead and many other tripper friendly MP3's
Learyfan (among others) have shared a lot of classic MP3's and Video with all of us. Follow this link, if you want something to listen to, especially during a trip. :smile:

[gradient:#336600,#666633]Recordings of Terrance McKenna[/gradient]
Many hours of McKenna speeches. Like Leary, Terrance McKenna was a well known psychedelic philosopher and shaman. Terrance McKenna is not as easy for newbie trippers to approach as Leary. In his books and lectures, he often takes on very difficult topics. Terrance definitely was a brilliant man. Thank God there are so many recordings of him... although his voice may take a little getting used to.


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Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception
* A poetic look into the mescaline trip as experienced by renowned intellectual Aldous Huxley. A wonderful introduction to psychedelic thought in general.   

Albert Hoffman's LSD: My Problem Child
LSD inventor Albert Hoffman describes his experiences during the formative stages of the psychedelic thought and experience in the 20th century.

Handbook of Therapeutic use of LSD 25
Although it was formulated around LSD psychotherapy it offers valuable insights to the aspiring psychonaut.  Well, there it is... start reading!

Spiritual & Ritual use of Psychoactives

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A cool, but slightly incomplete article that in some ways picks up where McKenna left off. Very informative. It also contains a cool interactive project. I hope he updates this article some day.

D.M. Turner's Essential Psychedelic Guide
This practical guide is very informative and accurate. (D.M. Turner's Essential Psychedelic Guide) It's more concise and easier to navigate/understand than, say, the Vaults of Erowid or Shulgin's books. Of course it leaves out a lot of points that more lengthy resources might go after. (Thanks DadeMurphy for this link)

A Beginner's Approach to Psychedelic Mushrooms

How to Avoid a Bad Trip

Working with Difficult Psychedelic Experiences
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If you are new to tripping, please pick a few (any) of these above links and read 'em from start to finish. Read up before you ever trip... if you can. It is good to know a thing or two about tripping before you actually trip. The more you know, the more you might understand... and enjoy.

You can learn a lot from a mushroom.

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Discussion threads and answers, are often subjective. Please take the information contained in the Tripper's FAQ with a grain of salt. Many answers are not FACT, just opinion. There is much to be learned about the science of tripping.
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alan watts: the joyous cosmology [Re: Rose]
    #4221546 - 05/26/05 08:04 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)



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Re: alan watts: the joyous cosmology [Re: gnrm23]
    #4221549 - 05/26/05 08:06 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

now if only the pictures within the book were available online...
some amazing b/w photos, lemme tell ya...


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Re: What do you think I should read before my next trip? [Re: wrine420]
    #4223418 - 05/26/05 06:36 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

New Maps of Hyperspace -  Erowid-Mckenna-Maps of Hyperspace

I firsts heard this guy on NPR but if you wanna learn some trippy science check it out.  MKaku.org This guy has a great way of making topics like this understandable.

Also, just for fun check out this page. I came across it lastnight and decided i need to read it all before i trip. Look at #25    :shocked:Beyond 2012

These things usually get my mind on the right level before a trip. Your brain will disect every aspect of these theories and youll probably even realize your own.  :grin:


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Re: What do you think I should read before my next trip? [Re: crazytalken]
    #4226802 - 05/27/05 03:41 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

The book on the taboo against knowing who you are by alan watts


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Re: What do you think I should read before my next trip? [Re: emptywisdom]
    #4226927 - 05/27/05 04:12 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

The Trial, Cat's Cradle, and a bunch of Zen Koans. A perfect primer for a more spiritually inquisitive trip. Many of the themes explored in the two books are parallel to Nietzsche's but, to your benefit, aren't so dry. In my experience the novels makes a more vivid imprint of the ideas explored in Thus Spoke than Thus Spoke was capable of. That's not to say you shouldn't continue your reading but I suggest you also find something more entertaining to supplement and support what you've read.


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Re: What do you think I should read before my next trip? [Re: wrine420]
    #4229677 - 05/28/05 12:42 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

try any books by Jiddu Krishnamurti and have your answers questioned.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/002-0395616-7552048

good luck on your search.


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Re: What do you think I should read before my next trip? [Re: gema]
    #4229888 - 05/28/05 02:08 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Reading A Seperate Reality definately had a profound effect on a trip of mine.


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Re: What do you think I should read before my next trip? [Re: Koala Koolio]
    #4230833 - 05/28/05 07:19 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

You know, I've never read any of Kafka. I think I might just pick him up and give him a good read. Cat's Cradle? Isnt that by Vonnegut. And concerning McKenna, I've found about every piece of mp3 possible of his and listened to a good deal of them. Leary and Robert Anton Wilson are also on my playlist.


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Re: What do you think I should read before my next trip? [Re: wrine420]
    #4231013 - 05/28/05 08:30 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Recordings of Terrance McKenna
Many hours of McKenna speeches. Like Leary, Terrance McKenna was a well known psychedelic philosopher and shaman. Terrance McKenna is not as easy for newbie trippers to approach as Leary. In his books and lectures, he often takes on very difficult topics. Terrance definitely was a brilliant man. Thank God there are so many recordings of him... although his voice may take a little getting used to.

Definetely lotsa McKenna.. :thumbup:
http://mckenna.psychedelic-library.org/

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